Reversing America’s science and technology brain drain – March 24

Frank Bayliss, Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, will give a talk titled Reversing America’s STEM Brain Drain, on Thursday, March 24, from noon–1 p.m. in the Ebling Symposium Center, Microbial Biosciences Building.

Baylis is a recipient of 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. He heads a program at SFSU aimed at identifying smart students whose background has prevented them from realizing their potential in these fields. His program is described in CBS Sunday Morning segment titled “America’s Brain Drain.” The segment begins by explaining that a large and growing share of graduate students studying science and technology in the U.S. come from overseas and will not remain here when they’re done. It ends with an interview with Bayliss where he described how he has nurtured smart American students who are interested in pursuing science careers, in part through programs funded by the NIGMS Division of Minority Opportunity in Research (MORE).